Description : Vivid, readable, accurate tales of landmark inquiries include Aristotle's work on embryology of the chick, Galileo's discovery of the law of descent, Newton's experiment on nature of colors, more.
Description : Learn about the accomplishments of great scientists, how an event in childhood often awakened a curiosity and interest that developed into a lifetime study. Get to know famous scientests such as: Isaac Newton, George Washington Carver, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein and many others. Experiment with gravity, peanut butter, paper airplanes and more!
Description : Starting with Galileo's experiments with motion, this study of 25 crucial discoveries includes Newton's laws of motion, Chadwick's study of the neutron, Hertz on electromagnetic waves, and more.
Description : The scientific method is one of the most basic and essential concepts across the sciences, ensuring that investigations are carried out with precision and thoroughness. The scientific method is typically taught as a step-by-step approach, but real examples from history are not always given. This book teaches the basic modes of scientific thought, not by philosophical generalizations, but by illustrating in detail how great scientists from across the sciences solved problems using scientific reason. Examples include Christopher Columbus, Joseph Priestly, Antoine Lavoisier, Michael Faraday, Wilhelm Röntgen, Max Planck, Albert Einstein, and Niels Bohr. Written by a successful research physicist who has engaged in many studies and years of research, all in the attempt to extract the secrets of nature, this book captures the excitement and joy of research. The process of scientific discovery is as delightfully absorbing, as complex, and as profoundly human as falling in love. It can be a roller coaster ride of despairing valleys and exhilarating highs. This book sketches the powerful reasoning that led to many different discoveries, but also celebrates the "ah-ha moments" experienced by each scientist, letting readers share the thrilling instant when each scientist reached the critical revelation in his research. Places the scientific method in context using historical examples Suitable for both scientists and non-scientists looking to better understand scientific reasoning Written in an engaging style with clear illustrations and referencing
Description : More than fifty entries, arranged alphabetically, explore the major scientific and mathematical achievements of the seventeenth century.
Description : Describes technological and scientific inventions from prehistory to the Middle Ages, covering such topics as astronomy, communications, mathematics, timekeeping, weaponry, and transportation.
Description : Defining the key terms that inform the language of geography and define the geographical imagination: space, time, place, scale, landscape, this volume provides definitions of terms from both human and physical geography.